Green Party of Santa Clara January Newsletter
Happy 2018 to all Greens and Greens-at-heart. We begin this year with a renewed commitment to bring the message of People, Planet and Peace Over Profit to our communities. Our work will be guided by the Green Party's four pillars of Social Justice, Democracy, Ecology, and Peace.
We truly believe that if everyone in our country could make a free and informed choice about their political party, they too would be Green! Because fundamentally, we all share the Green's HUMAN values! Please begin this year with us by renewing your support and commitment to our mission and shared values. If you are not already a registered Green, take the leap and register to join the original people's party.
Here we go 2018!
Thank you for attending the Greens 'Party' to celebrate our Green Community
We had a great celebration with many of our local Greens coming together for an evening of food, fun and community. Thank you to our neighboring San Mateo county leaders Gloria and Sanda for joining us Nassim and Christine for proving the veggie and vegan dishes and thank
Meet California's Green Candidates for 2018 Elections!
Angelica Duenas for Congress CD29
Angelica Duenas is the Green Party candidate running for Congress in California District 29. Her 100% people powered campaign focuses on Healthcare-for-All, Immigration Reform, Education as a Right and on growing the Green Party!
Barry Hermanson has run for Congress in CA District 12 four times because the voices of working people are rarely heard above the deafening sound of money. His campaign focuses on bringing voters the Green New Deal platform.
Cal Songmaker is running for the US Senate in CA and describes himself as a Navy Veteran, a lifelong leftist, and a Native. He believes it is time to put an end to corporate-party politics and strive for a just and free society.
Carol supports Single Payer healthcare, clean energy, banning fracking, getting money out of politics, and doing away with Top Two primaries.
Learn more and watch an interview with Carol.
Erik's campaign platform is to ensure election integrity, accuracy and transparency in CA. He is the male spokesperson for the CA Green Party and was the CA volunteer coordinator for the 2016 Stein Campaign.
Jason's platform is based on fighting for social, racial, economic, and environmental justice. His first priority is reforming our electoral system, including ending Citizen's United.
Josh's platform aims to maximize equality of opportunity, and minimize harm. He was in Occupy/Decolonize and joined the Green Party as a consequence of the election corruption he observed at the national, state and county level.
Kenneth's campaign aims to put the most vulnerable people FIRST: the working class, poor, homeless, immigrants, seniors, LGBTQ, people of color, and the disabled, because he believes, when millions of people come together, we can accomplish anything! ran for congress in his district in 2017.
Miguel is running put a Heart in the Machine! He's working to lend a voice to the voiceless, by returning the power to the people.
Steve's campaign is focused on raising awareness on issues of Environment, Economy, Housing, and Tech, so that regardless of the election outcome, his community will begin to hold representatives accountable on these issues. Steve is looking for volunteers to help collect signature for other Greens in his region.
The History of Guaranteed Healthcare in the U.S.A.
Thanks to many health care advocates, the movement for guaranteed healthcare came a long way in 2017. But there is a long history behind the concept that healthcare is a right and should be afforded to all. HealthCare-Now campaign has put together a great graphic and information page to highlight the long fight for quality healthcare in the U.S. Check it out here. Join our Healthcare Campaign in 2018 to help pass SB-562 Healthy California Act.
Third-Party and Independent Politics
Focused on People, Not Corporations!
Our December 12th "Independent and Third-party Voices" Discussion Forum 12/12 was a well attended, standing room only event at the San Jose Peace and Justice Center. Erik Rydberg, Green Party candidate for CA Secretary of State, was one of four panelist who shared their ideas about how to help get the voices of progressives heard over the deafening sound of money in the corporatist parties. Erik emphasized cooperation and collaboration between corporate-free politicians and parties and stressed that our democracy promises a multi-party, representative and accountable government for the people.
Thank you Peace and Freedom Party of Santa Clara County for live-streaming.
GPSCC January 2018 Events
Jan. 6 - Saturday Anti-War Street Rally in Santa Clara - 11:30-12:30 pm - corner of Stevens Creek Blvd. & Winchester Blvd. Join the ANTI-WAR Street Rally every Saturday.
Jan. 13 - Saturday Anti-War Street Rally in Santa Clara - 11:30-12:30 pm - corner of Stevens Creek Blvd. & Winchester Blvd. Join the ANTI-WAR Street Rally every Saturday.
Jan. 20 - Santa Clara Greens at the Woman's March - 11-2 pm - San Jose City Hall 200 East Santa Clara Street San Jose. Join us and bring Green's message of peace, justice and equality to the crowds.
Jan. 20 - Saturday Anti-War Street Rally in Santa Clara - 11:30-12:30 pm - corner of Stevens Creek Blvd. & Winchester Blvd. Join the ANTI-WAR Street Rally every Saturday.
Jan. 22 - Political Revolution Reading Group - 7-9 pm – San Jose Peace and Justice Center, 48 S. 7th St. San Jose. Group will continue to discuss Chris Anderson’s 2009 analysis of the internet economy, Free, the Future of a Radical Price.
Jan. 25 - Green Party of Santa Clara Co. Monthly Business Meeting 7-9 pm, San Jose Peace and Justice Center, 48 S. 7th St. Join the Santa Clara County Green Party for our monthly meeting to learn about our plans and actions.
Jan. 27 - Saturday Anti-War Street Rally in Santa Clara - 11:30-12:30 pm - corner of Stevens Creek Blvd. & Winchester Blvd. Join the ANTI-WAR Street Rally every Saturday.
GPSCC December Meeting Minutes
We meet on the 4th Thursday of each month, currently at the San Jose Peace and Justice Center at #48, S. 7th St from 7-9 pm. Our chapter's mission: Strengthen and expand the Green Party membership, candidates, political capital, credibility and visibility in Santa Clara County and contribute to the growth of GPCA and GPUS.
Our December monthly meeting was a very brief one held before the Dec. 16th party, see brief meeting minutes here!
2018 GPSCC Monthly Meeting Location
To make our meeting accessible to more Greens from across Santa Clara county and to avoid evening rush-hour traffic, some members suggested we hold every other meeting in mid peninsula. At our January 25h monthly meeting we will be making a decision on that proposal. Our January meeting will still be held at our usual venue: San Jose Peace and Justice Center, 48 S 7th St, San Jose.
STOP TOP TWO!
As we closed 2017, USA was at war with 7 other countries with a bloated military budget of over $700 Billion passed by Republicans and Democrats. We must STOP TOP TWO, join this campaign in 2018 and help us gather 800,000 petition signatures! Please volunteer.
We Need Your Help!
Please begin this year with a donation to our chapter, so we can continue our projects in outreach, education and communication. We are a volunteer group who rely on donations alone to fund our actions. Become a monthly donor today. Thank YOU.
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